Soldiers in viral videos assaulting residents of Oyo state have been arrested

The Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede has disclosed that the soldiers who were seen in viral videos assaulting some residents of Beere in Ibadan, on Sunday, November 1, have been arrested.

A soldier was filmed flogging a lady while another cut the hair of some young men in the area over what they term ‘indecent’ dressing. They allegedly collected money from them after harassing. 

Following the public outcry, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports took to Twitter to confirm the arrest of the soldiers. He wrote;

”My ears are full with news of the unlawful activities of some Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, over the weekend. I have immediately reached out to the Commandant of the Operation Burst and I’ve been assured that the men involved in this distasteful operation have been arrested and taken to the barracks — they will be dealt with accordingly. This will not repeat itself again in Oyo State. Please, kindly go about your daily business and activities without fear. Thank you.”